Ever since I started reading science fiction as a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed young lad, I was exposed to the concept of robots that could “think” in that they could perceive the world around them and respond accordingly.
I was particularly impressed by the robots in Isaac Asimov’s stories in books like Read More → "Who Needs a Network-on-Chip (NoC)? Everyone!"
I remember reading a quote by a famous actor whose name I no longer recall (that’s how famous they were). It might have been Errol Flynn. It might have been Harrison Ford. It might have been someone else completely. The actual person isn’t important, it’s what they said that stuck in my mind. … Read More → "Why Will Tomorrow’s Cars Be Like Today’s Smartphones?"
Rarely does a day go by without my taking a few moments to reflect on how wonderful I am. I’m not talking about my outrageously good looks or my internationally commented-on sense of style (although I’m not discounting these, either), but rather the fact that I—and you, if we’re being honest—are biological marvels.
Take our … Read More → "Is Omnitron Poised to Disrupt the MEMS Industry?"
Sometimes I cast my mind back longingly to my early days as a design engineer when things were so much simpler than they are now. When I was working on my first ASIC, there was no thought of using functional blocks of intellectual property (IP) from third-party vendors because there were no such things as functional blocks of IP from third-party vendors.
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I sometimes wonder how many words I’ve written professionally in my lifetime. At least two of my books (search for “Clive Maxfield” on Amazon) have exceeded 850 pages, but I have no idea how this equates to words, and I have no intention of spending any of the precious seconds I still have on this plane of existence counting them. … Read More → "Yet Another 100 Captivating Columns and Counting!"
Just in case you are arriving late to the party, and you’ve missed my earlier columns, earlier this year I was introduced to an 11-year-old lad called Zeke who is on a mission to talk to the astronauts and cosmonauts orbiting the Earth in the International Space Station (ISS). … Read More → "O-M-Gosh, I’ve Been Zeked! (Part 4)"